Setup instructions

Configuring your Windows Vista laptop to use the eduroam secure wireless network

eduroam is a secure wireless network which can be used to access the Internet and the LJMU Off Campus Applications Service. It is available to all members of Liverpool John Moores University and also to members of other educational institutions participating in the JANET Roaming Service (JRS) project.

To access eduroam at LJMU you must first configure your laptop as described below. Once your laptop is correctly configured, you will be able to logon to the wireless network using your LJMU username and password. Visitors to LJMU from other institutions in the JRS project will logon to the wireless network using their username and password from their home institution.

Accompanying screenshots showing the dialog boxes referred to in the instructions (as figure x) are available here

Enable wireless networking on your laptop.

  1. Check your laptop for a switch marked wireless or WIFI.
  2. Set the switch to the ON position.

Configure wireless networking on your laptop.

  1. Click Start and select Connect To. In the Connect to a network window eduroam should appear in the list of networks.
  2. Click eduroam and then click Connect (figure 1)
  3. Click the Enter/select additional log on information option which displays the Enter Credentials dialog box (figure 2)
  4. Logon to eduroam. LJMU users who are on campus should logon to EDUROAM with their usual username and password, for example, Joe Bloggs who works for PLN should logon to eduroam with his username cisjblog and his regular password. The Logon domain box should remain blank. Click OK
  5. Click the Enter/select additional log on information option which displays the Validate Server Certificate dialog box (figure 3). Click OK
  6. The Connect to a network window displays ‘Successfully connected to EDUROAM’ (figure 4). Click Close
  7. eduroam should now be connected.

You can check the network security settings that Vista uses for eduroam.

  1. Click Start and select Connect To. eduroam should appear in the list of wireless networks.
  2. Right-click on eduroam and select Properties (figure 5).
  3. From the Security type drop-down list select WPA2-Enterprise.
  4. From the Encryption type drop-down list select AES.
  5. From the Choose a network authentication method drop-down list select Protected EAP(PEAP).
  6. Click Settings.
  7. Click Configure and clear the Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any) check box (figure 6).
  8. Click OK on the three open windows and eduroam is configured correctly.

Using eduroam.

Once you have successfully logged on to eduroam at LJMU your laptop should automatically connect to the secure wireless network whenever you are in a live wireless zone.
Your LJMU username and password are saved on your laptop for connection to eduroam and every 60 days, when your LJMU password expires, you will be prompted by the ‘Wireless Network Connection’ tooltip to re-enter your password (figure 7).

Logging on to eduroam at other participating institutions.

LJMU users who are off campus at JRS project institutions and wish to use eduroam should logon with their username in the format cisjblog@ljmu.ac.uk and their usual password. This username format will also work successfully for eduoam at LJMU. In order to change your stored username and password for eduroam you must clear the check box Cache user information for subsequent connections to this network on the eduroam Wireless Network properties window in step 2 (figure 5) above. Click OK. When you connect to eduroam you will be asked for your username and password.

Access to eduroam at LJMU for non-LJMU users.

Members of other educational institutions participating in the JRS project who wish to logon to eduroam at LJMU should contact IT support staff at their home institution for information about which username and password to use.



Page last modified 11 August 2011.

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